Colson’s secrets on how to write

Colson Whitehead opens the kimono and shares tips on how to write.

  • Show and Tell
  • Don’t go searching for a subject, let your subject find you.
  • Write what you know.
  • Be concise.
  • Keep a dream diary
  • Silence is also good and mysterious
  • Use writer’s block as an excuse to get people off your back.
  • Have adventures in the real world.
  • Revise!